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Navigating the world of health insurance can sometimes feel like trying to solve a complicated puzzle. One of the most common questions we get asked at Walt Orthodontics is, “Does insurance cover braces?” We’re here to provide some clarity on this topic and help you understand the role of insurance in your orthodontic treatment journey.


Firstly, the answer to “does insurance cover Invisalign?” can be found here.


Insurance Coverage and Your Orthodontic Treatment

Insurance coverage for orthodontic treatment, like braces, can vary greatly depending on your insurance provider and the specifics of your policy. Some plans cover a significant portion of the treatment cost, while others may only cover a small fraction or none at all. It’s essential to understand your insurance coverage before starting treatment to plan your finances appropriately.


Typically, insurance policies that cover braces provide a lifetime maximum benefit for orthodontic treatment. This means there’s a limit on how much the insurance company will pay for orthodontic treatment over your lifetime. It’s crucial to note that this amount is not renewed annually, unlike other dental benefits.


The Impact of Age on Insurance Coverage

Another significant factor that can influence your coverage is age. Some insurance plans may only cover orthodontic treatment for individuals under a certain age, typically under 18. However, many insurance companies are recognizing the importance of orthodontic treatment for adults and are beginning to provide coverage for adult orthodontics. Always check with your insurance provider to understand their age-related policies.


Navigating Insurance with Walt Orthodontics

Insurance companies typically don’t make it easy to determine orthodontic coverage or to understand how they will reimburse you for orthodontic fees. At Walt Orthodontics, we will work with your insurance provider to help make the process as efficient as possible for you! You can read up on more information about insurance here.


During your complimentary consultation with us we will review your treatment plan along with your financial options. We pride ourselves on transparent pricing and clear communication. Our financial coordinator will work with you to help determine your insurance coverage. They will also ensure your payment option meets the policy requirements, and provide you with the forms required to receive your reimbursement directly and as quickly as possible.


In summary, while insurance can play a significant role in covering the cost of braces, it’s important to understand the specifics of your policy and how it applies to orthodontic treatment. If you don’t have insurance coverage, we will work with you to assist with options including low monthly payment plans. At Walt Orthodontics, we’re here to help you navigate these complexities so you can focus on what really matters – achieving the smile you’ve always wanted.


Book Your Complimentary Consultation Today!

Interested in exploring your orthodontic treatment options? Book a complimentary consultation with Walt Orthodontics! Our local Vaughan team is proud to change the lives in our community – one smile at a time! Let us provide you with personalized care, as we work with you to understand your insurance coverage and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. Let’s start your journey towards a healthier, more confident smile today.

In-Person Consultation

Use our handy online scheduler below to choose the date and time that works best for your initial complimentary consultation appointment!

Please note that while initial orthodontic consultations are complimentary, if you recently completed orthodontic treatment or currently are in active appliances with another provider, seeking a replacement/repair for a retainer, or looking to schedule a second consult after your initial one there is a fee for the consultation. Please contact us for more information.

Alternatively, please contact our office directly by phone/text if you are trying to book multiple consultations at the same time or are seeking consultation further out than 12 weeks.

Please note – If none of the available times on our online scheduler work for you we do have other consultation times available. Please contact us directly for more information.

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When it comes to financing there’s no one size fits all solution. Likewise, there is no singular solution when it comes to financing. At LendCare, we get that and go deeper to understand your unique story and offer flexible options that work best for you, given your current financial situation. That means you get affordable financing, even if your credit is anything but top-tier.

Walt Orthodontics is pleased to offer interest-free payments up to 30 months. If you require payments over 30 months we are happy to offer the LendCare solution.


Dr. Walt received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Western Ontario, graduating first in his class and receiving the Gold Medal as well as numerous awards recognizing his scholastic and clinical achievements, leadership and character. He then completed his orthodontic training at the University of Colorado, where he received both his Specialty Certificate and Master of Science Degree. During his residency, he was awarded the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Scholarship for overall excellence.

After graduating from residency and opening Walt Orthodontics in 2013, Dr. Walt committed himself to applying his traditional orthodontic education into the digital world to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience. He currently serves as a Faculty Member, Key Opinion Leader, and Advisory Board Member for Align Technology which involves traveling around the world to teach other orthodontists about Invisalign. Being at the forefront of digital orthodontics, Dr. Walt was invited to be the first orthodontist in Canada to use custom LightForce braces. He also serves as an Orthodontic Coach/Mentor for other orthodontists looking to improve their knowledge of digital orthodontics.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Walt is a “die-hard” Blue Jays fan and enjoys working out in his spare time.


Dr. Stephanie Grossman pursued her dental degree in sunny South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with honours, at the top of her class, and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society. She then completed her orthodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received both a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree. She is both a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Grossman strives to provide the highest standard of orthodontic care for her patients. She attends numerous hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advancements in orthodontics. Dr. Grossman is licensed to practice in both the United States and Canada.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Grossman enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling the world. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new restaurants!